Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Death is coming for us, whether we will confront it on our own personal eschaton or in the cosmic apocalyptic drama as described in the Gospel of Mark.  Even if “the need” does not occur in our lifetime, and even if another group of end-time prophets falsely calculate Jesus’s return and offer precise dates that do not come to pass, we will still come to our end.  How are we preparing for it?